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Bill Daley: I'd Like Republicans To Bring 'Anything' From Obama's Jobs Bill To Floor

Sam Stein | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Faced with unbending opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration signed off on changes to the president's much touted jobs bill on Thursday, endorsing a five percent surtax on income over one million dollars a year to help pick up the $447 billion tab. But even after...

Bill Daley: I'd Like Republicans To Bring 'Anything' From Obama's Jobs Bill To Floor

Sam Stein | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Faced with unbending opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration signed off on changes to the president's much touted jobs bill on Thursday, endorsing a five percent surtax on income over one million dollars a year to help pick up the $447 billion tab. But even after...

Herman Cain's 2004 Campaign: 'Godless' Gays And Planned Parenthood Eugenics

Sam Stein | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's widespread appeal, which has helped him ascend the ranks of the Republican primary field, stems in part from his ability to cast himself as the reluctant candidate. Cain is known as a successful businessman first and a motivational speaker and author second. He often tries to...

Darrell Issa Pressed To Add Bush Administration Program To Fast And Furious Investigation

Sam Stein | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The long-simmering controversy surrounding the Department of Justice's Fast and Furious program took on a new level of import Tuesday amid the publication of two major stories. The first, and more damaging for the Obama administration, was a CBS report accusing Attorney General Eric Holder...

Darrell Issa Pressed To Add Bush Administration Program To Fast And Furious Investigation

Sam Stein | December 5, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The long-simmering controversy surrounding the Department of Justice's Fast and Furious program took on a new level of import Tuesday amid the publication of two major stories. The first, and more damaging for the Obama administration, was a CBS report accusing Attorney General Eric Holder...

Obama's Jobs Bill: Harry Reid Pitches Millionaire's Tax As Another Way To Cover Costs

Sam Stein | December 4, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- In an effort to secure more votes for the president's jobs plan, Senate Democrats are considering different ways of paying for the bill, including placing a greater tax burden on people whose incomes are more than $1 million a year. Aides on Capitol Hill tell The Huffington...

Obama's Jobs Bill: Harry Reid Pitches Millionaire's Tax As Another Way To Cover Costs

Sam Stein | December 4, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- In an effort to secure more votes for the president's jobs plan, Senate Democrats are considering different ways of paying for the bill, including placing a greater tax burden on people whose incomes are more than $1 million a year. Aides on Capitol Hill tell The Huffington...

Former McCain Adviser: 'Really Stupid To Blame Solar In General' For Solyndra Failure

Sam Stein | December 3, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A host of industry experts, including a former adviser to Sen. John McCain, are urging lawmakers not to stigmatize either green energy or the government's role in promoting it after the abrupt downfall of Solyndra, the now-bankrupt solar equipment manufacturer. "People ought to resist [demonizing alternative energy] because...

White House Talks Job Creation Proposals With Super Committee Members

Sam Stein | December 3, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress again on Monday to bring his American Jobs Act to a vote, promising to "put as much pressure" as he could on lawmakers to act with haste. But with growing recalcitrance among Republicans, resistance among some Democrats and an election season heating up,...

White House Talks Job Creation Proposals With Super Committee Members

Sam Stein | December 3, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress again on Monday to bring his American Jobs Act to a vote, promising to "put as much pressure" as he could on lawmakers to act with haste. But with growing recalcitrance among Republicans, resistance among some Democrats and an election season heating up,...

Civil Rights Group For The Obese Comes To Chris Christie's Defense

Sam Stein | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- One of the leading civil rights organizations working to end discrimination against the obese is taking up the defense of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie amid growing commentary that his weight could pose a problem for his presidential ambitions. Peggy Howell, the public relations director of the...

Civil Rights Group For The Obese Comes To Chris Christie's Defense

Sam Stein | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- One of the leading civil rights organizations working to end discrimination against the obese is taking up the defense of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie amid growing commentary that his weight could pose a problem for his presidential ambitions. Peggy Howell, the public relations director of the...

Jon Huntsman Not At All Interested In Winning The Donald Trump Primary

Sam Stein | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Despite giving up his phantom campaign months ago, real estate mogul Donald Trump evidently has had an imprint on the Republican presidential primary. Three candidates -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney -- have met with Trump, as has perpetual campaign...

Was Mitt Romney On The Receiving End Of A Potentially Illegal Donation?

Sam Stein | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on the receiving end of a potentially illegal campaign donation? That question is being bandied about by Democrats and good government groups upon close reading of an upcoming New York Times magazine story on the political machinations and home-state...

Was Mitt Romney On The Receiving End Of A Potentially Illegal Donation?

Sam Stein | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on the receiving end of a potentially illegal campaign donation? That question is being bandied about by Democrats and good government groups upon close reading of an upcoming New York Times magazine story on the political machinations and home-state...

Muffingate's Sad Story: 178 Articles Perpetuate DOJ Myth, 37 Correct It

Sam Stein | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- It seemed too good to be true and largely was. A report released by the Justice Department's acting inspector general on Sept. 20 uncovered a treasure chest of "wasteful or extravagant spending" at law enforcement conferences during the past two administrations. But one item stood out above...

Muffingate's Sad Story: 178 Articles Perpetuate DOJ Myth, 37 Correct It

Sam Stein | November 30, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- It seemed too good to be true and largely was. A report released by the Justice Department's acting inspector general on Sept. 20 uncovered a treasure chest of "wasteful or extravagant spending" at law enforcement conferences during the past two administrations. But one item stood out above...

Mitt Romney's Romneycare Hasn't Been The Campaign Pothole It Appeared To Be

Sam Stein | November 27, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- It was supposed to be the catacomb for his presidential ambitions, a policy so poisonous for Republican voters that he'd have to abandon it in order to win their support. But months into his second run for the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney has been surprisingly unhindered by...

Mitt Romney's Romneycare Hasn't Been The Campaign Pothole It Appeared To Be

Sam Stein | November 27, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- It was supposed to be the catacomb for his presidential ambitions, a policy so poisonous for Republican voters that he'd have to abandon it in order to win their support. But months into his second run for the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney has been surprisingly unhindered by...

Biden: GOP Crowd Members Booing Gay Soldier Was 'Reprehensible' (VIDEO)

Sam Stein | November 27, 2011 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Appearing on ABC's "The View," Vice President Joseph Biden said it was "reprehensible" for members of the audience at the most recent Republican presidential debate to boo a soldier simply because he was openly gay. "I did have a visceral response to it," Biden said. "I'm not...
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